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how to update symantec policy by using cmd

Created: 04 Nov 2013 | 3 comments

as we all know, symantec server can set up many policy , but there is one problem i met, every i changed on the server  i have to click "update policy" manually on the client,is there any way i can update policy by using cmd?

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Brɨan's picture

Yes. Open a cmd and type smc -updateconfig

smc -updateconfig
Updates the configuration of the Client by forcing a heartbeat, thus pulling the latest configuration from the Management Server.
This does not always change the "last check-in time" displayed in the SEPM console -- that value changes only when a client's status changes.
Heartbeats do not necessarily cause a status change, so the value of this may not always change.

Available Command-Line Options for Smc.exe

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pete_4u2002's picture

to forceful update the config use the command above, else client will check with SEPM on its heartbeat to get the new policy, there is no manual intervention needed.